My problem, is that all too often, scientific studies contradict each other; leaving the person reading them with a severe headache. Perfect examples of this were two recent stories, just a month apart from each other, regarding greenhouse gas emissions.
The first appeared online at EcoWatch.com on November 9th of this year titled: "Carbon Levels Rising at ‘Frightening Speed’ as Greenhouse Gases and Global Temperature Hit Record High".
Slightly less than a month later, the U.K. Independent published an online article with this title: "Climate change: Global carbon dioxide emissions stall for second year in a row".
So, who to believe? Both headlines are based on "true" scientific studies and supposed measurements. If "the" science is settled, why two divergent results? It is no wonder that sane people find climate change alarmism extremely difficult to take seriously. Which story will be in your Global Warming/Climate Change Internet bookmark? My guess is that you are a "believer" and on the political left, the first story is the most believable as noted by this graphic from Pew Research:
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Climate Change Denial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_denial
Carbon Levels Rising at ‘Frightening Speed’ as Greenhouse Gases and Global Temperature Hit Record High: http://ecowatch.com/2015/11/09/carbon-hit-record-high/
Climate change: Global carbon dioxide emissions stall for second year in a row: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-global-carbon-dioxide-emissions-stall-for-second-year-in-a-row-a6763776.html
Ideological divide over global warming as wide as ever: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/06/16/ideological-divide-over-global-warming-as-wide-as-ever/